What would jesus pay?

Professor Ian Harper, HoWARd’s choice to head the Fair Pay Commission (FPC) which sits within the government’s planned industrial relations reforms has a personal Christian faith which he will be using to guide him in how he reads the evidence and how he votes around the commission table.

"For me as an individual, I will be resting on my faith and my belief in God in helping me reach balanced decisions." – Professor Harper.

Is this the same god that speaks to George W. Bush, I wonder?

What would jesus pay?

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11 Responses to “What would jesus pay?”

  1. JahTeh Says:

    To say I was gobsmacked by this appointment is to put it mildly. Can you imagine the uproar if he had said he’d be guided by the Torah or the Koran?

  2. Nic White Says:

    You do realise that quote about Bush and God is fake, dont you?

  3. Suki Says:

    It’s just beyond isn’t it?

    How about we demand as part of our WorkChoices that one commissioner be guided per a belief system?
    Choices could include the Kebra Nagast, the Wiccan Rede, Dianetics 55!, the Vedas, the refuge in the three jewels, Kami, Ahura Mazda, the Divine Eye, the ten gurus, Tao, the Flying Spaghetti Monster and then of course nothing for the athiests.

  4. Suki Says:

    Whilst the Professor is ours and Bush is theirs (for now)…
    Nabil Shaath (to the BBC) and Mahmoud Abbas (to Haaretz) confirm the story.
    Let’s just look at Bush’s “christian” history.
    As Governor of Texas he proclaimed Jesus Day

    Early in his first term, George W. Bush established the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives which, among other things, helps to promote and federally fund religious charities.

    “This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while.”
    – George W. Bush, using a loaded term which recalls the Christians’ Medieval wars against Muslims in the so-called Holy Land, after stepping off the presidential helicopter on Sunday, September 16, 2001, quoted from Jonathan Lyons, “Bush enters Mideast’s rhetorical minefield ” (Reuters: September 21, 2001)

  5. weezil Says:

    Nic, what’s your evidence for the Bush quote being false?

  6. David Collett Says:

    It seems that there are many answers to the question “What would Jesus pay?”

    What would Jesus pay?
    I’m not sure. But the wages of sin are death.

    What would Jesus pay?
    He’s got a very good salary sacrifice plan. You sacrifice your pay on a Friday and on the third day it rises.

    And so on.

  7. joe2 Says:

    Nic,”fake” is bit strong.

    Would you accept, “hearsay”.
    Doubt if Dubbya has an ounce of Christianity in his bones, but he sure knows how to use it. Mind you, this comes from an atheist who has concerns about any connection with “isms”.

  8. weezil Says:

    Indeed, the citation is probably hearsay, but two people are quoted as having had Shrubbo make the statement and as Suki points out, it’s within character for the sod. Further, the two men did not take the phraseology as a negative comment, but rather symbolic of Shrub’s intent to carry on this fruitless and illegal war.

  9. JahTeh Says:

    Apparently it’s contagious. Beazley came out as devoutly religious at the Australian Christian Lobby where he could have been imitating the Prime Miniature in his speech. He should remember what religion did to the Labor Party in the 1950s. They’re well on the way to losing me.

  10. Suki Says:

    Oh my.
    Disappearing oppositionism…to irrelevance

  11. weezil Says:

    Is there a Labor party in Australia? Who’s this Beazley cat?

    IF there’s a Labor party, Petro Georgiou would run it… wouldn’t he?

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